The leadership challenge of the millennium…is
a personal challenge.
Inside-Out Leadership is a comprehensive program
based on the belief that every individual is a leader. The program is
designed to provide participants with the theory, skills and practices
required for enhancing their leadership capacity both professionally
and personally. It aims to help individuals develop a distinct set of
behaviors that effective leaders practice on a daily basis. When
individuals see value in what they are doing, change and growth will
Inside-Out Leadership was developed by Shelley A.W.
Roy and is based on the work of Marvin Weisbord, Margaret Wheatley,
Frijof Capra, William Powers, William Deming, Robert Sylwester and the
International Association of Applied Control Theory faculty and
contributing members. It integrates the latest thinking in the areas
of brain research, systems thinking, change and transition,
leadership, and human behavior.
The Inside-Out Leadership program presents a
developmental pathway that will enable those who desire to become
better leaders practical skills to be applied in ways unique to each
individual. Throughout the program opportunities for the participants
to develop their skills and capacity for self-evaluation, coaching and
mentoring will be provided.
An Inside-Out Leader is a systems thinker who:
- looks at the organization as a complex system within a context
and recognizes the strengths and weaknesses of the system.
- understands organizations are a web of synergistic relationships
and knows how to build and maintain effective professional
- believes he or she can only control himself or herself and
creates an environment free of blame and fear centered on
self-evaluation and self-responsibility.
- views every individual in the organization as a bundle of
potential and examines the process rather than the individual, when
looking for solutions.
To live Inside-Out Leadership with ease and grace,
leaders will need to change both how they think and what they do. They
will need to stop describing tasks and instead facilitate process.
Leaders will need to become savvy about how to build relationships,
and how to nurture growing, evolving living systems and organizations.
Everyone in organizations will need better skills in listening,
communication, and facilitating groups, because these are the talents
that build strong relationships. It is well known that the era of the
rugged individualistic leader has been replaced by the era of the team
player. But this is only the beginning. The world today has demolished
the concept of the disconnected individual. More and more successful
organizations will be built on strong relationships between all
members of the organization.
The leadership challenge of the millennium…is a personal challenge.
Level 1 – Inside-Out Leadership Basics
Module 1 Introduction (2 Days)
- Basics of Systems Thinking
- Understanding Human Behavior /Perceptual Control Theory
- Self Evaluation Questions
Module 2 Skill Development (2 Days)
- Principles of Genius Thinking
- Facilitating Self-evaluation
- Managing Conflict
- Dealing with Resistance and Difficult People
Level 2 - Inside-Out Leadership Skill
Module 3 Relationship and Communication Skills (2 Days)
- Trust Building
- Drama Triangle
- Listening Skills
- Communication Wheel
Module 4 Creating Your Personal Pathway (2 Days)
- Role Negotiation
- Setting Limits
- Reinventing Your Leadership Style
- Advanced Questioning Skills
This training pathway is best implemented over an 18 month to
two-year period of time. The first two days can be delivered in
isolation, as can many of the components. However, to gain long-term,
effective change in behavior, the full course is recommended. This
course is excellent when aligned with Strategic Planning. Remember
custom designed training is my specialty.